Bart Scott Fined $10,000 by the New York Jets for Flipping off Journalists: Woo!

Brendan O'HareContributor IApril 8, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 18:  Bart Scott #57 of the New York Jets talks with head coach Rex Ryan during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 18, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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As someone who writes words for somewhat of a living, it does my heart great joy to see local clodpate Bart Scott being fined $10,000 by the New York Jets for flipping off a room of reporters and telling an unfortunate photographer to "Get that f--king thing out of my face." Always the gentleman, Scott promptly left the room scowling like a child who got an Android instead of the desired iPhone.

Scott, who has been rumored to be on the Jets chopping block this offseason, was oddly out of character during this whole incident. Usually, he is the first to call someone out or make a bold yet baseless prediction or make a catchphrase out of two words. He left the locker room Monday after personally ending the media's annual send-off to the Jets and hasn't been reached for comment since.

This, along with his $5.6 million potential salary in spite of part-time play and skill that has sharply declined, could signal the end of Scott's tenure in New York. I am sure some team will pick him up, as loud and underproductive linebackers are generally hard to come by. Worst case scenario, all that would do would be to postpone his inevitable ascension to media "stardom" as being Skip Bayless: NFL Edition.

So yeah, Bart Scott ended his New York Jets career by throwing up the middle finger to a room full of journalists, threatening a photographer a la Kenny Rogers sans actually doing anything, and walking away to deal with whatever perpetual darkness clouds his soul. Good to see he went out in style.